Addisons recognised by World Trademark Review (WTR1000)

Once again, Addisons has been recognised by the WTR1000 2021 rankings.

The WTR 1000 conducts an extensive research process to identify the world’s leading trademark legal service providers. Only the best make the cut.

Addisons was ranked for:

  1. Trademark – Enforcement and litigation, Australia and
  2. Trademark – Prosecution and strategy, Australia

With a reputation among consumer-facing businesses for its outstanding services, Addisons’ multi-disciplinary team of IP professionals possesses a “depth of expertise that is usually the hallmark of a very large firm, but also a personal touch that no large firm can match”.

WTR1000 2021

Within the Intellectual Property team, Partners Donna Short, Karen Anne Hayne and Special Counsel, Tim Clarke were individually recognised in the following categories.

Donna Short ranked for:

  • Trademark Enforcement & Litigation, Australia
  • Trademark Prosecution & Strategy, Australia and
  • Trademark Transactions, Australia

Companies choose Donna Short to manage their global portfolios and protect their intellectual property thanks to her top-notch “practical counselling, responsiveness and efficiency”, as well as her approachability. “Donna is very friendly and extremely reliable. You can tell she genuinely wants the best for your business. With her global knowledge and commercial analysis, she goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are equipped to make good, informed decisions.

WTR1000 2021

Karen Anne Hayne is ranked for:

  • Trademark Enforcement & Litigation, Australia
  • Trademark Prosecution & Strategy, Australia and
  • Trademark Transactions, Australia

Leading the trademark practice with Short is Karen Anne Hayne. An expert on branding, Hayne remains the trusted on-the-ground counsel for international enterprises without a physical presence in Australia. “Karen offers excellent, creative advice based on the client’s need and preferred approach. She develops a deep understanding of each business, its core values and its IP history.”

WTR1000 2021

Tim Clarke was ranked for Trademark Prosecution & Strategy, Australia

Special counsel Tim Clarke provides valuable support to the two trademark partners. He is particularly experienced with Madrid Protocol matters and handles proceedings before the Australian and New Zealand trademark and designs offices. “His advice is prompt and holistic. He is a well-rounded practitioner who is fantastic at communicating very complex ideas and devising cost-effective solutions. Tim is personable, knowledgeable, thorough and pragmatic.”

WTR1000 2021

The WTR conducts face-to-face and telephone interviews and exchanges correspondence over a four-month period with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and their clients involved with trademarks; they also gather written submissions from firms detailing their recent activity in the field.

They identify leading law firms as those with the depth of expertise that a firm can offer beyond – and in support of – its star partners. Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed.

Congratulations Donna, Karen and Tim.

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